Photorejuvenation Specialist

NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center

Hussam Kujok, MD

Internal Medicine & Aesthetic Specialist located in Carmichael, CA

If you're starting to show signs of aging and sun damaged skin, IPL photorejuvenation can help you look as young and healthy as you feel. Dr. Hussam Kujok is an aesthetic specialist trained in reducing pigmentation and facial veins with photorejuvenation. At his office inside NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center in Carmichael, California, Dr. Kujok offers quality IPL photorejuvenation treatments to patients looking to improve their appearance. Call for an appointment or book one online.

Photorejuvenation Q & A

by Hussam Kujok, MD

What is IPL photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation using IPL is a non-invasive treatment for reducing the damage the skin has developed due to aging and other factors.

Photorejuvenation can treat skin damage without harming the skin’s surface, which results in no “downtime” after the procedure. Intense pulsed light (IPL) can simultaneously treat a wide range of symptoms safely and effectively in each treatment session. Among those are:

  • Benign brown pigments
  • Age spots
  • Pigment discoloration
  • Rosacea
  • Redness
  • Broken capillaries
  • Fine lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Coarse or rough skin
  • Loss of skin tone and elasticity
  • General sun damaged skin

As a result, the face is smoother and more youthful looking. IPL can also be used to treat spots or other signs of aging on your hands, chest, and neck.

Why is IPL photorejuvenation so effective?

IPL photorejuvenation is applied through a series of gentle pulses of light directly over the treatment area.

The multiple wavelengths of light that are absorbed by the brown and red tones of the skin while simultaneously reaching the layers of collagen. As the light penetrates these deeper layers of the skin, it's absorbed by small surface blood vessels or pigmentation, which stimulates the body's natural healing process.

Once the pigmented lesions flake off, you have a smoother appearance. IPL treatments are customized to your specific skin texture and pigmentation to achieve the best results possible.

How is IPL Photorejuvenation performed?

Before treatment, a cold gel is applied to the treatment area. Protective dark glasses will be provided to protect your eyes from the bright light during treatment.

The smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to treatment areas as pulses of light are applied to your skin. Treatment sessions usually last about 20 minutes and are typically done in a series of four or six sessions.

You'll begin to see gradual improvement from each session, with the most dramatic improvement at the end of your treatment program. Results usually last up to a year or more.